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    Posted: September 21 2010 at 09:40
The founder of Kayak who played on many Camel albums has released a solo. Of course it's very similar to some Kayak albums but it looks that his work with Camel has left a sign on him, specially on the title track that has a slow part that sounds very Canterbury. The album features Chris Rainbow so near half of the Camel of the 80s are present.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEqP8fQiPR4 The opening track, the only one that I've found on youtube.







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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 00:52
That's off his second solo

Sounds really synth-pop to me, and I wouldn't have thought, based on that, more than Prog Related (due to his Prog relation).

From rateyourmusic:

Album
Released Title Cat# Reviews Ratings Chart [?] Overall
1978 Le Carnaval des Animaux 200 781 320  1 5
 
 
2.51
rate
1984 Heart of the Universe 655.202 
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Released Title Cat# Reviews Ratings Chart [?] Overall
1978 Fossielen / De zwaan 10 0029 
1
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:32
It also appears that my copy is just a re.-release of Heart of the Universe.

Many thanks for letting me know. I was totally unaware of the previous titles.
I trust your opinion as I've listened to the whole album just one time and I'm so enthusiastic with everything is Camel-related that my judgement in this case can fail.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 01:42
You've heard more than I.  When I said "based on that", I meant to say only based on the youtube track you linked to (which is all I've heard).  Maybe others, even based just on that track, would have a different impression.
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The rest of the album is very similar at a first glance.
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But in this moment I'm listening to Magma.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 02:39
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

But in this moment I'm listening to Magma.


As long as you mean one of these Magmas, then I can't say I disapprove.

MAGMA Prog Folk Argentina
MAGMA Zeuhl France
MAGMA (GER) Krautrock Germany

But if you mean some of the other Magma's, that's another story.  The Korean Magma is not bad, the Polish one not so much.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2010 at 02:51
Good choice. The debut is my particular favourite (and Wurdah Itah is another particular fave).

Have you seen this?


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Big smile Amazing !!! Very funny. The best translation from Kobaian I've ever seen....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2010 at 09:33
I'll ask the Crossover team to have a look. Some more samples (probably directly to the X-over team guys) would help Thumbs Up
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It would be like a "prize to the career".

But the video posted by Logan....it should be advertised to every Zeuhl fan. 
It's Zeuhl fun....
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